Sunday, 30 August 2015

Burnski - The Hours

Burnski is always a reliable producer straddling the house/tech-house line, and this flits between piano-based highs and a really dependable chunky beat.

Released this year, 2015, on Holic Trax.

Friday, 28 August 2015

The Black Madonna - Exodus

I am becoming such a big fan of this Chicago-based lady.  Not just musically but reading her intelligent output through interviews - she isn't afraid to touch issues many leave alone.  Many people will recognise this - a very piano-based remake of a soulful classic.

This is just an exceptional piece of work and exceptionally feel-good.  Released on Stripped & Chewed last year.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

DJ Rush - I Like It Like This (Rush Classic Mix)

Proper old raw sounding house and they just don't make it like this any more.  Pumping.

I cannot find much in the way of information about it.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Johannes Heil - Paranoid Dancer

It's got that early 2000's techno feel to it - with an electro-synth bassline and a much faster BPM than is the norm nowadays.  Lots of energy.

Released on Berlin label, Kanzleramt, in 2002 - sounds very much like an early Cocoon track.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Felipe Venegas & Francisco Allendes - Llovizna

A wonderful, dreamy percussive track that breaks down towards the end into softly grumbling basslines.

Released on Cadenza in 2009 - not sure why it passed me by for so long.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Stephanie Cooke - Holding On To Your Love (Mood II Swing Dub)

An odd mix of soulful house with electronic stabs of urgency.  Would be a really good way to insert some soulful house into an underground/tech house set - or vice versa.

Released in 1996 and the vinyl is just £1.26 on Discogs.  Surely not for much longer.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

KiNK - Cloud Generator

Electro-tinged power generating techno that is perfect for Sven.  This is a real grower of a track.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Nikola Gala - Only (Ryan Elliott Remix)

Techno that just does not kick off at all.  It broods instead, injects a few stabs and has this deep growling bassline just underneath.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Tronco Traxx - Drops (The Johnny V. Stole My Sample Mix)

A gorgeous classical piano flitting in and out, over the top of percussive elements and occasional beats.  Really quite glorious.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Focus - Find Myself

Imagining myself cuddling a dolphin on some beach loungers in Ibiza whilst listening to this glorious deep house beauty.  And then the dolphin makes me get up and dance.

I don't know anything about the artist.

Seth Troxler & Phil Moffa - Blue Rawls

Oh this is a bit special from one of dance music's newest legends, and Phil Moffa, whom I have to admit I don't know about.  A gently pulsating opera-themed tech-house track.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Zendid - Wood Lesty (Vid Reconstruction Mix)

One of those 15 minute long hypnotic minimal grooves, but with an added emotive twist - some church service early music - not quite sure how to describe it but it drifts in and out quite gently in the second half of the track.

DJ Qu - SS1

What a brilliant track this is.  A driving house track, with suspense built up, and shuttering claps.  I was hoping the Secretsundaze record label was going to match the quality of the night and this surpasses expectations.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

John Tejada - Paranoia

A gently oscillating yet dirty-feeling house track.  Think Sweat On The Walls, but so much better.

Agoria - Bapteme

Another glorious production from Agoria, with sweeping emotive strings like only he seems to produce with such regularity.